healthy bacon, egg and cheese breakfast sandwich recipe

The word healthy looks a little out of place next to bacon, egg and cheese breakfast sandwich but hear me out. First of all, this breakfast sammie is gluten free. The portions are also small to give just enough of a taste of the good stuff, without starting the day as a gluttonous fatty face. Slices of gluten free bread tend to be smaller, so this sandwich has one egg, two small slices of nitrate free bacon and one slice of goat cheese. That can count as healthy, right?

Now why did I decide to whip up this yummy breakfast sandwich? I'm so glad you asked. I desperately miss a good bacon, egg and cheese sandwich since going gluten free. Every once in awhile, you just crave a greasy, messy breakfast or brunch. A breakfast cafe recently opened up in my brownstone and every single morning, without fail, I walk through the hallway and smell bacon. Imagine being teased like that and not being able to walk in and order a bacon, egg and cheese? I have yet to find a gluten free breakfast sandwich made to order so I've decided to take matters into my own hands. And here you have it.  #greasybrunch

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Serves: 2

Prep & Cook Time: 10 minutes


Fresh From the Market

From the Pantry or Fridge:

  • 4 slices Udi's Gluten Free Multigrain Bread

Kitchen Gadgets:

  • Skillet
  • Toaster
  • Large Spatula
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Cooking Instructions:

  • First, you should put on some of your favorite happy music. You have a playlist that makes you happy, don't you? That helps start the morning right, especially on the weekend.
  • Pop the 4 slices of gluten free bread in the toaster. I'm sure you know by now, but gluten free bread tends to need some extra time to get nice and toasty.
  • Put the skillet over a low to medium flame. Spritz one side of the pan with olive oil spray and crack the two eggs open and onto the pan. We will be cooking our eggs over easy today.
  • Add the slices of bacon to the other side of the pan. I tend to have Trader Joe's uncured fully cooked bacon in the fridge, just in case I am short on time. What am I saying? I have it because I am definitely, always short on time.
  • Let the bacon sizzle until slightly crispy or to your liking. If you are anything like my best friend and old roommate, you prefer your bacon so crispy it is basically burnt.
  • Cook the egg until all of the whites look cooked, or about 2 minutes. Carefully slide the large spatula (I prefer my wide rubber OXO flat spatula) under each egg and flip it over. The goal is to slightly cook the top of the yolk without breaking it, so be gentle!
  • Let the egg cook another 10 or 15 seconds and flip it back over. Now, build your delicious sandwich as pictured below. Toast, bacon, cheese, egg, toast. Yum.

Enjoy this simple and quick brunch recipe. Now even my gluten free hallway can smell like bacon. Take that breakfast cafe neighbors :)

Check out these other breakfast and brunch recipes, too: Truffle Eggs, Quinoa and Greens, Eggs with Feta and Green Chiles, Gluten Free Quiche, Gluten Free Waffles with Blueberries

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Jessica Flatley

My mission is to provide ideas and inspiration for the times life hands you a lemon. Learn how to manage a food allergy or intolerance, whether cooking for yourself or eating on the go. Let's turn lemons into lemonade together!